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... up on them a little more, I've become quite fascinated with these near endless amount of saints and their folklore-esque stories. I am an atheist to the core, but have really enjoyed learning about Catholicism during my euro travels. The pomp and ceremony of the Vatican and catholic rituals, to the silent wonder and spiritualism of the cathedrals, and now the fascinating folktale feeling to the stories of the saints - it's been quite eye opening. I don't think I'll return home as ...
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I decided to do a day trip to the town of Kutna Hora which is about 2 hours outside Prague by train. The train journey was quite easy. At one point I had to transfer to a local spur line to the Kutna Hora Mesto (Town centre). This train was rails layer in grass with no platform. You just stood along side the tracks ...
... can still be seen today. I visited four places of note.
1. The Sedlec Ossuary (aka The Bone Church) The church is artistically filled with the bones of over 40,000 dead. Chandeliers, Coats of arms, signatures, and mounds have been created.
2. The UNESCO world heritage listed Church of the Assumption of our Lady and St. John the baptist. A clean modern interior with matching paintings made it an interesting place ...
... are hard to navigate because the buildings are tall and block out any kind of point of reference in the sky. Needless to say, we missed the bell ringing. Everything was starting to close up in the Christmas market so we decided to follow suit and head back to the hostel.
We have plans tomorrow to finish the climb up the hill with the castle stairs... either that or climb a different hill to a pretty building that we noticed tonight with a bunch of lights on it.